DESC's CHASERS Software Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition EHR Certification
August 4th, 2015

DESC, a leader in providing innovative housing, behavioral health and crisis services to chronically homeless individuals, announced that it received ONC HIT 2014 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) certification for its internally developed client service tracking software, CHASERS version 1.5.

“This achievement reflects our ongoing commitment to finding innovative ways to provide the best care for our clients,” says Daniel Malone, executive director at DESC. “Over the years our CHASERS software has grown from a communication log for our emergency shelter into
a robust and vital tool that allows us to coordinate and integrate care across more than 25 programs at DESC. EHR certification is the latest step in creating software that enhances the services we provide for our clients, and positions us to continue to improve service delivery
through increased support for care coordination and interoperability across our community.”

With this certification, DESC is one step closer to implementing a complete Electronic Health Record and to demonstrating Meaningful Use per the standards set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DESC received Modular Ambulator certification on May 5, 2015 from ICSA Labs, Inc., an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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